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Glomerata

Knitty, Deep Fall 2011
Knitting
September 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
260 - 400 yards (238 - 366 m)
XS, (S, M, L)
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: knitty.com

SIZE
At lighter gauge: Women’s XS (S, M)
At heavier gauge: Women’s S (M, L)
See notes on gauge, ease and sizing.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Foot circumference:
At lighter gauge: 7 (8, 9) inches
At heavier gauge: 8 (9, 10.25) inches
Foot & leg length: adjustable to fit
See Pattern notes on gauge, ease and sizing.

I’ve made this sock in three different 4-ply yarns. The first was a handspun that turned out slightly denser than I wanted it, resulting in a gauge of 7 stitches to the inch; the other two, handspun and millspun respectively, yielded my preferred gauge of 8 stitches to the inch. The second batch of handspun was my own blend, based on the same formula used for my custom millspun yarn: 70% wool / 30% silk. For this pattern I’ve expanded my typical sizing range accordingly, to allow you to adjust as needed for the grist of your own handspun.

At 8 sts per inch, working the first set of numbers gives a sock 7 inches in circumference, the second set gives a sock 8 inches in circumference, and the third set gives a sock 9 inches in circumference. At 7 sts per inch, working the first set of numbers gives a sock 8 inches in circumference, the second set gives a sock 9 inches in circumference, and the third set gives a sock 10.25 inches in circumference.

Note that I intend my socks to be worn with about 10% negative ease, so that a foot with a 9 inch circumference should wear a sock 8 inches in circumference.

Note about the yarn: if you are looking for the Tsilk Tstocking suggested as a commercial substitute, I don’t have my commerce site set up for it yet - but the Delphinium colorway IS available now from Moose Manor Hand Paints!